Official Press Release
NOW IS the time! Do you want to boost the profile of your favorite comic of 2011? Would you like the opportunity to shine the spotlight on those artists and writers who really grabbed your attention last year?Nominations are now open for the 2012 round of the world-famous Eagle Awards. They will remain open until midnight (GMT) on February 1. Even so, if you want to make your voice heard, the sooner you head on over to www.eagleawards.co.uk/survey/index.php?sid=43997Â the better!
As usual, once the nominations close, the top five nominations in each category will be verified before being moved forward to the voting round. That gets underway on February 15 and we want you to let us know who you want to see honored this year.
The 2012 awards will be announced and handed out at the ceremony on Friday, May 25 at the London MCM Expo, which this year runs from May 25 to Sunday, May 27.Â Once again the big night will be streamed live to the world over the internet via www.mcmbuzz.com, an innovation that has proved extremely popular in previous years.
Introduced in 1976, the Eagles are the comics industry's most prestigious fan-selected awards, giving the entire comics community the opportunity to vote for the finest publications and brightest talent of the past year, with categories covering the whole world of comics, including manga, movies and webcomics."All nominees will be invited to the Awards Ceremony with the winners offered the opportunity to give an acceptance speech," said Eagle Awards chair Cassandra Conroy. "The full list ofÂ 2012 winners will be released to the world at midnight on May 25."
ABOUT THE EAGLE AWARDS:
Introduced in 1976, the Eagles are the comics industry's longest established awards. Acknowledged as the pre-eminent international prizes, they have been featured on the covers of leading US and UK titles across the last 28 years ranging from Uncanny X-Men and Swamp Thing to MAD Magazine and 2000 AD.
Unique in the comics industry in that they reflect both the professional and the reader's choice, the Eagle Awards consists of two distinct stages:
(i) A Nominations Round allows the entire comics community to choose their favorites.
(ii) The top five nominations then appear on the voting form for the readers and fans to choose from, thus focusing the voting public on the main contenders resulting in no wasted votes.
ABOUT THE MCM EXPO GROUP:
London MCM Expo is organized by the MCM Expo Group as one of a number of pop culture events in their portfolio. London's Comic Con, it is supported by major media companies such as Universal, Twentieth Century Fox, Wizards of the Coast, Manga Entertainment, SFX and NEO to name but a few.
Taking place each May and October at London's massive ExCeL exhibition centre, the London MCM Expo is now the main focus and must-be event for UK fans and industry to attend to promote new releases and forthcoming productions whether comics, movies, videogames, DVDs or books.Over the last decade, the London MCM Expo has grown into the one UK show that is not to be missed.
VisitÂ www.londonexpo.com to find out more,